Help celebrate the completion of the Bondi Junction Cycleway

21 February 2023

Waverley Council is delighted to announce the completion of the final section of the Bondi Junction Cycleway which links Oxford Street, Syd Enfield Drive and Bondi Road to Centennial Park.

The community is invited to join us at our official opening on Thursday 9 March from 7am-9am on the corner of St James Road and Oxford Street, Bondi Junction to mark this important milestone. 

The 210 metre-section of cycleway along Oxford Street, west of St James Road is now operational and usage numbers have reached an all-time high with 7,500 weekly trips being taken.

Waverley Council officially opened the cycleway (Bondi Road to St James Road section) in June 2022.

The Bondi Junction Cycleway and Streetscape Upgrade is a priority project of the Council’s Complete Streets plan to enhance the vibrancy of the Bondi Junction CBD, making it a more beautiful place to live, visit and do business.

As part of the Australian & NSW Governments’ commitment to stimulating the NSW economy, funding was provided to Waverley Council to deliver this project.

The project also aligns with Council’s vision to reduce car travel overall and help Council achieve its new community greenhouse gas emission target of net zero by 2035, as announced by Council in March last year.

Mayor of Waverley, Paula Masselos, said the cycleway has transformed connections for cycling, walking and access to public transport in Sydney’s east.

“I am delighted that this project is now complete and allows people of all ages and abilities, including families, to hop on a bike and travel safely to their chosen destination. It also means fewer cars are on the road as people hop on their bikes instead of jumping into their cars” Mayor Masselos said.

“Throughout this project, Council has been working closely with our local businesses to support their needs during construction and we really value these relationships.

“We know that a separated cycleway is best practice infrastructure, and we thank cyclists and pedestrians for taking the time to keep an eye out for each other along the route to help keep each other safe.”

Member for Coogee, Dr Marjorie O’Neill said “I am over the moon to that this project is now complete. Cycling is good for public health and great for the environment”.

“This project ensures that we can take more cars off the road and address congestion in the Eastern Suburbs. If just 5% of all car trips under 5km were shifted to walking or riding, speeds on our roads would increase by 50%,” Dr O’Neill said.

“It is critical that the State Government works with local councils and communities to deliver cycleways, footpaths, safe crossings and to deliver fully integrated, safe accessible active and public transport”.

The upgraded streetscape has greatly improved safety, accessibility and the general aesthetic around Bondi Junction and is also expected to improve locality values.

Waverley Council acknowledges its stakeholders on the project including the Waverley Cycling Advisory Committee, Scentre Group [operators of Westfield], Eastgate shopping centre, BikeEast, Bicycle NSW and Walk Sydney.

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Media are invited to register their attendance by contacting or 0416 075 532.